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Lowestoft’s golden beaches offered an ideal viewing point for 40,000 spectators to watch the world’s largest offshore powerboat series. Featuring a long, fast straight which runs along the beachfront, the inaugural Honda Formula 4-Stroke race course thrilled both crowds and racers alike with close action racing across both series. In an action packed 150hp race, Jerry McArthur and Jonny Twelvetrees put in another stunning performance in ‘Salcombe Racing’ to take the chequered flag for the (...)
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Raymarine fitted their latest top-of-the-range GPS navigation system in Sun Lik Beer, prior to the Powerboat P1 German Grand Prix of the Sea, and both boat and sponsor benefited from a strong team performance with Ocean Dragon Racing finishing in second place in the SuperSport class. The system, which was specially set-up for Powerboat P1 circuit racing and rules, downloads data with tracking information which can then be loaded onto a computer for post-race analysis. The team is then able (...)
Source: Powerboat P1
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Lowestoft is set to host the fifth and sixth rounds of the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Championship, the UK’s largest and most competitive offshore powerboat championship. It is the first time in the series’ nine year history that the Honda-powered fleet has raced on the Sunrise Coast and spectators can expect some high-speed, action packed racing off Lowestoft Beach this weekend – 28/29 July. In the wake of some spectacular competition in the Isle of Man last month, the 37 teams (...)
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A couple of days ago I presented you the first amphibian car Aquada. I hope I raised your interest in the High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology made by Gibbs Technologies Ltd. I think that now is the moment to write something about the first amphibian ATV – Quadski. Quadski – the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian Quadbike/All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) – is the third demonstration of Gibbs’ HSA technology following the successes of the Aquada and the Humdinga. Quadski, which is (...)
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The Swiss Defender led by Ernesto Bertarelli, together with the Société Nautique de Genève and ACM, have made public most of the details for the 33rd edition of the oldest trophy in the world of sport. Following a new agreement with the Spanish state, the Valencia Regional Government and the Valencia Municipality, the Host City for the 33rd America’s Cup will be Valencia. The event will take place in 2009, between May and July, with two pre-regattas to be held in 2008. One of them will be in (...)
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From April to July, Groupama 3 has sailed a remarkable Atlantic tour, racking up four records from four attempts! Starting out as an observer to validate the options of this 32 meter trimaran launched barely a year ago, this modern-day tour has born witness to exceptional success and above all an extremely enriching array of experiences prior to the Jules Verne Trophy scheduled for this coming winter. First challenge on 24th April: an historic record following in the footsteps of (...)
Source: www.cammas-groupama.com
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After the sale of the Wally 101 last April and the Wally 100.3 two weeks ago, the largest Wally so far is signed: the Wally 50m, a blue-water sloop combining all the comforts and amenities of a mega yacht with the Wally performance and ease of handling as requested by the owner. The Wally 50m is the first mega yacht of this size completely built in advanced composites and to improve even further the performance, she will feature PBO rigging, the water tanks will be used as water ballast (...)
Source: www.wally.com
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Seatec, the International Exhibition of technologies and subcontracting for boat and shipbuilders will be back from 7 to 9 February 2008. In its sixth year, the exhibition continues to grow both in terms of exhibitors (with a 20% increase expected for 2008) and visitors (10.000 expected for 2008), and the area it covers – which will be 322,917 square feet in 2008 (20% more compared to 2007). Seatec, the only one of its kind in Italy, has established itself on an international level as a (...)
Source: www.sea-tec.it
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Three weeks after Alinghi beat Emirates Team New Zealand to win the 32nd America’s Cup; two more teams have joined the Challenger of Record, Club Náutico Español de Vela, in challenging Alinghi for the 33rd America’s Cup. Last week, South Africa’s Team Shosholoza (Royal Cape Yacht Club) had its challenge accepted. On Monday, it was TEAMORIGIN (Royal Thames Yacht Club), marking a return to the America’s Cup for the United Kingdom. Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Société Nautique de Genève (...)
Source: www.americascup.com
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This is a new good example that the yacht industry is flourishing. ART Marine, the Leading Marine Hospitality Company in the Middle East, has announced the opening of their first office outside the UAE, in Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna. The office officially launched on the 20th of June 2007, operates since the 1st of April, 2007 and offers under the management of the ART Marine Egypt area Manager, Mr. Harry Kourmousis state of the art yacht sales and after-sales services to the Egyptian (...)
Source: www.artmarine.net

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